The Last Vig
Los Angeles, CA , 90046
In this world premiere comedy by David Varriale, Academy Award-nominated actor Burt Young (Rocky, Chinatown, The Pope of Greenwich Village) stars as aging mob boss Big Joe — the last of a dying breed. Times are changing. Can Joe stay in the game with the help of his young, hip-hip loving assistant, Bocce, and his old friend, Jimmy “The Fixer” D? Or will the juice on the $100K he owes be his last vig? “I wanted to look at the changing of the guard,” explains Varriale. “For so long the mob was part of our cultural mythology. But there don’t seem to be any superstars left. Gambino, Gotti – they’re all dead. Bulger is incarcerated. Atlantic City is going bankrupt.” “In my opinion, this play is like a living documentary,” says Young. “These characters are real street fellas.” Runs Jan. 14 through Feb. 19 at The Zephyr Theatre, 7456 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90046, Saturdays at 8 p.m.; Sundays and Mondays at 7 pm; two Fridays, Feb. 10 and Feb. 17, at 8 p.m. Tickets $40. For reservations and information, call (323) 960-7712 or go to www.TheLastVig.com.